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Attention Home Owners & Businesses Using Straight-Tube Fluorescent Bulbs ! Because of their Mercury content, ALL fluorescent light bulbs, regardless of type,  should be recycled, so that the toxic Mercury in these bulbs can be safely removed and reused. All homeowners and business owners should take their used, straight-tube fluorescent bulbs and defective […]

HOW TO RECYCLE STRAIGHT-TUBE FLUORESCENT BULBS & BALLASTS


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FREE ADMISSION - BUT YOU MUST REGISTER, because seating at the Alexander Black House is VERY limited, and there will be a lot of people interested in attending. HOW TO REGISTER?  This is explained in the following graphic.

EARTH-DAY FILM FESTIVAL – 22 April, 7:00 to 9:00 PM


In the Past, you may have heard people use the words “Single Stream Recycling” and not known what that means.  In the future, you may hear these words a lot more, so we want to explore this concept with you now. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, defines it in this way […]

What Is Single-Stream Recycling?



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A New Phone App That Informs Blacksburg Residents About Curbside Collection of Waste & Recyclables and When and Where Hazardous Materials Can Be Safely Discarded Last Fall, the Town of Blacksburg launched an app called My Waste for garbage, recycling, and special waste collection details for its curbside trash and recycling customers. With My Waste, Blacksburg residents can check […]

VALUABLE SMART-PHONE APP FOR RESIDENTS


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Javad makes some excellent points.  Do you have rain barrels or a rain garden?  Would you have them if you got a stormwater credit? http://www.roanoke.com/nrv/community/sunday-oped-blacksburg-setting-a-bad-precedent/article_f9ddd39b-203f-524b-83e4-9447b51c02c1.html

SB’s Year of Water: Some Well-Stated Concerns From a Local ...


The Volvo truck assembly plant in Dublin has announced it is now carbon neutral with its electricity coming from landfill-produced methane.
Volvo Truck Plant Now Carbon Neutral As part of a green initiative, the Dublin plant is now powered by methane gas from 13 landfills in the region. The following is from the Roanoke Times NEW RIVER VALLEY section, Thursday, 04 December 2014, and begins like this — ” Volvo’s New River […]

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